Oh The Sunset

I glanced out the window about a half hour before sunset and shrieked, which freaked out my wife 1.

“What? What’s wrong?”

I was already lost in my head, bolting around the bedroom, gathering my equipment 2, so it wasn’t until I was bounding down the stairs that I managed to respond.

“River! Pictures!”

So out the door I went, with camera bag and tripod in tow. I hopped in the car and made my way to toward the river.

Wow.

I set up in three spots as the sun approached the horizon, each capturing a different aspect of a magnificent spectacle. My only regret was I forgot to remove my cheap UV filter, which does funny things to strong highlights. Even so, the photos I captured were lovely. I altered shutter speed and aperture on site, and then played with the colors in Lightroom as I developed. It amazes me how changing settings even a little can change the entire feel between two photographs taken in the exact same spot. My favorite is below, you can see my other favorites on my Adobe Portfolio.

Riverton Boathouse at Sunset
Panasonic Lumix G7 with 25mm lens • ISO 100 • ƒ/4.5 • 1/1000 sec

  1. Note to self: freaking out one’s eight month pregnant wife is unwise. 
  2. My wife calmed down at this point. She knows what the behavior means. 

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